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Subject: top bird song ever top PITB also 50 stars for 50 reasonseamons!
really........ 73 matrix masterful separation
Subject: Look, for awhile....
at a nine minute China Cat. If you needed convincing of Weir's ability to play lead, check in around 4:40. Garcia sits, while Weir carries the tune. The sound is beautifully separated. At 5:20 Weir rattles off the descending, three chord transitional lick (12th fret C-G-D), and turns it back to Garcia at six minutes. A minute later we enter what a friend called "the feeling groovy licks," which is based on the UJB chords. A nice, dreamy, heartfelt surprise before moving into Rider.
thanx u thanku thanku to all those who refresh our souls with heaven on Ears.
i luv all from 66 to 90s, just gu gu on this remaster.
Subject: feeling the love
I absolutely l o v e the matrix. It's the DEAD and it's beautiful. Close to 40 years now, I feel like a kid in a candy store- enjoying myself to some of the finest listening around.
Subject: Bird Star
There are ever so subtle Dark Star hooks that occur during the jam of this here amazing Bird Song. First Keith hints on it then Jerry follows up later on in the jam with his own. This is the best Bird Song ever -- 9/21 2nd then comes Veneta (Keith kb solo 9/21, come on now).
This is one of the best shows ever. 4.74 stars which is upgraded to 5 to offset the 1 rating.
Subject: this was it
thanx for great work hunter!!!this show..of the many i attended..was the ONE!!and now it sounds as it should.it was a really great show folks
Subject: Bird Song!
The Bird Song is absolutely sublime.
Subject: I love the dead
1st show when I was thirteen. I knew the word to every song even tho I hadn't heard them before. It rained in MSG during LLR. I cried and knew that I found my church. This is a special recording of the band I love. Hunter, I'm addicted. Thanks man.
Subject: Vancouver '73
Hunter has done a superb job on this matrix combining one of the best audience sourced '73 shows with a fabulous Charlie Miller transfer.
Subject: Ahhhh - it's all coming back now ...
Actually, I've had a tape for a while, but this matrix recording is sublime ...
I was standing chest-up against the stage, right in front of Phil (he was stage-right) ... a coupla gals shared their dosed OJ and by Bird Song, the race was truly on .... Phil leaned over at one point and suggested we turn around and watch the audience - you could see the waves of music flowing around the smallish PNE arena ... at the second break, the three of us crawled under the stage for a bit of a lie-down (ah those were the days!) but we had to come out once the long jam got rolling, since Phil's bass was threatening to explode our chests.
The music that whole evening was tasteful, expansive and clear. There was one section in the middle of the jam that was truly ethereal and, of course Vancouver being a port town, they rode down into Wharf Rat. My favourite show to be at as well as listen to now. The matrix recording sounds eerily like it did where we were right in front of the stage. Wow! Not many things can make me weep, but this sure gets me going - thanks !
Dylan M -
Subject: Best Source, Primal Show
Had the Miller for years, thanks for combining his excellent recording into this perfect matrix.
Hunter Seamons does matrix recordings like nobody else. Thanks!!!
Subject: Sakanaband said it well...
The reviewer below me (sakanaband) sums up this show beautifully. I've been listening to the Dead for about three years straight and listened to every show available on the archive from 1973.
This is "the show" for me. The exploratory nature of this entire evening has brought tears to my eyes on many occasions.
I listened to parts of this show while walking around Golden Gate Park a couple of weeks ago. It turned out to be a very good walk.
Subject: Best of the Best of the Best
This is, I think, a quintessential matrix recording and damn-near a perfect GD performance. I became friends with a hard-core Bay Area deadhead named Richie Greenbaum in 1991. He saw an obscene number of shows and this was his favorite all the way back to 1970. This was a difficult to find show at that time and I was always curious what all his fuss was about since he was an monster critic of the band like most of us. he-he. Well, now I know. After a few months of listening to this show I cannot think of a show any time in their career that surpasses the majesty here. This matrix captures just enough of the ambiance to make me swoon in near-ecstasy at what it might have been like in the room with the considerable rudiments of what was to become the full Wall of Sound the following year.
Every song just sparkles with energy, fluidity and effortless invention. Other folks mention a few songs that are "the classic version" of these songs including Bird Song, Here Comes Sunshine, Black Peter, and China/Rider. The jam vehicles are fantastic; that perfect balance between other-wordly spacey but still mostly driving and thriving. The six-plus minutes of pure space is as deep as anything they ever played. Check out the Playin' and Truckin'> Other One sequences for confirmation of blazing meltdowns.
You know that when even a "throw-away" like 'The Race Is On' with its cool piano solo by Keith is practically oozing with creativity that you are in for a real ride. This is all brought to life by the phenomenally superb Hunter Seamons mix that produces real dimensionality to the sound reproduction without sacrificing one iota in sound clarity. Full dynamic range achieved by our excellent friend, Charlie Miller. Additionally, this is all miraculously helped out with a by turns enthusiastic, stunned and respectable crowd that keeps the recording pristine. Nice goin' Vancouver! Other readers please contact me if I can borrow your time machine.
One last note: Weir's guitar solo in China Cat Sunflower is the only truly great solo I've ever thought he played in person or on tape. Another mark of the very special status of this show that would easily be considered one of the best ever if it were more widely available. Richie, I'm envious, brother.
Subject: i want a divorce
HS, CM, CH, you are all good. hurray for 6/22/73! - a great China>Rider, a 13 min. version of Here Comes Sunshine, and what might be the best-ever performance of Bird Song. time to get me a new hard drive from best buy for $439...
high flow -
need more shows!
Kudos to Cliff Hucker for his brilliant film.
Subject: What a Film !
I am listening to review .
You two underneath me ...
Hey Cliff. I had wondered the same thing for a while based on several ambiguous postings of Charlie's. But after Charlie listened to more of my matrixes, he really started to enjoy them and started posting positive reviews and even making suggestions for sources to use. I hope this clears up any concern you have had as of late. So, we're all good on this issue now. Thanks for your ongoing concern, but not for your ongoing one-star rating rampages.
Cliff Hucker -
Subject: Great Show!
I wonder how Charlie Miller feels about Hunter adding crowd noise to a brilliant soundboard remaster he must have worked very hard on creating?
KB , philbombs aplenty
Subject: (highest rating)
amazing sound quality here on this matrix, go hunter go keep em coming
a monster 73 show here, just look at the set list to get an idea of what your in for, you get everything its great from start to finish, love these super long shows
Subject: The BEST China>Rider out of the Wall of Sound
I must admit, I have had amazing recordings of this show for years and years.
What surprises me is no review ever points our the AMAZING Chinacat Subflower>I Know You Rider.
The band absolutely rips this one up. Bobby's first lead solo in the jam it tabl;eture perfect, and when Jerry's strat comes ripping through, one really gets to fully appreciate the non-verbal communication amongts these musician's. The dynamics are outstanding!! What is funny is how Jerry keeps taking another meassure of lead verse while Phil is dropping bombs attempting to que the band into the Rider jame. My favorite of ALL TIME!!!
Subject: Hunter does it again...
What?!? I am the first one to review this amazing matrix? Hunter is a sonic wizard of the highest caliber! I especially love his '73-'74 AUD/SBD matrixes. They are absolute works of art!
The early 70's soundboards can tend to be a bit flat. The addition of AUD recording resonance helps craft the sound into a perfect listening experience. You can hear what the Wall of Sound was really putting out!
This show is a classic, and now we can hear it in rich, beautiful sound. THANKS HUNTER!